Training program goals and objectives
· To develop a stronger and more
confident understanding and working relationship among Peace Corps Volunteers
and their respective Host Country National Counterparts.
· To identify and improve needed
skill areas in agroforestry, site survey methodologies and development
· To broaden the participants
knowledge of a variety of potential forestry extension techniques and enable
them to practice these techniques.
· To give the participants
confidence in recommending and incorporating, where appropriate, traditional or
new systems of agroforestry in accordance with the local needs and conditions.
· To recognize the role of women
in forestry and integrate women into community analysis and project planning for
a holistic approach to human resource utilization and development.
· To provide participants the
opportunity for information sharing on specific forestry issues and practices in
their respective countries of service.
· Working in groups,
counterparts (PCVs and HCNs) will gain an improved understanding of each other
and thereby enhance their working relationship.
· Through lectures and
field/site visits, participants will augment their knowledge and understanding
of the environmental, economic and social implications of agroforestry
· Trainees will view and discuss
traditional methods of agroforestry practices in Asia and the Pacific and
discuss those practiced in their respective countries.
· Analyze the environmental,
economic and social aspects involved in carrying out an agroforestry project on
a specific site. Participants will then prepare and present an integrated plan
for the improvement of the site.
· Participants will examine
various extension methodologies and experiment with a variety of extension
· Participants, through
"hands-on" exercises will understand the principles of grafting and pruning
· Participants will gain
"hands-on" experience in nursery management